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Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Senate Council meeting.

Gallagher talks potential COVID-19 vaccine requirement, fall semester planning and more in TPN interview

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor May 3, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher reflected on Pitt’s performance during the pandemic in an interview with The Pitt News last Thursday. He also answered questions about planning for the fall semester and a potential COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
Pitt adds 25 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 25 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor April 13, 2021
Pitt added 25 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 23 students and two employees, between last Friday and Monday, with 65 students currently in isolation.
Melissa McGivney: A shot of community

Melissa McGivney: A shot of community

By Siddhi Shockey, Senior Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Melissa McGivney — a professor and associate dean for community partnerships at the School of Pharmacy — helped coordinate COVID-19 vaccine clinics this year.
Pitt adds 50 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, shelter in place scheduled for end of semester

Pitt adds 50 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, shelter in place scheduled for end of semester

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor March 26, 2021
Pitt added 50 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 42 students and eight employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 71 students currently in isolation. Pitt will institute a University-wide shelter in place on April 16 before in-person commencement.
After Pitt experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases after St. Patrick’s Day parties, Dr. John Williams, the head of the COVID-19 Medical Response Office, presented a more optimistic picture of Pitt’s pandemic outlook Thursday afternoon.

Pitt officials address COVID-19 case spike, mitigation rules

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor March 26, 2021
After Pitt experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases following large St. Patrick’s Day parties, Dr. John Williams presented a more optimistic picture of Pitt’s pandemic outlook at Thursday afternoon’s Senate Council meeting.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher sent an email Thursday morning with information about Pitt's plans for the fall.

Pitt plans for fall semester to look ‘more like normal’

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor March 18, 2021
Chancellor Gallagher announced this morning that Pitt is planning for on-campus, in-person instruction for the majority of classes for the fall semester.
Pitt adds 15 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 15 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor March 16, 2021
Pitt added 15 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 14 students and one employee, between last Friday and Monday, with 34 students currently in isolation.
Wendy Braund, the COVID-19 response director and interim acting physician general at the Pennsylvania Department of Health, led a conversation on Wednesday via Zoom called “Pennsylvania State Response to COVID-19.” The event — hosted by the Graduate School of Public Health — focused on the state’s testing and vaccination efforts.

Pennsylvania’s top doctor addresses state’s COVID-19 response

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer March 12, 2021
Wendy Braund, the COVID-19 response director and interim acting physician general at the Pennsylvania Department of Health, led a conversation on Wednesday about the state’s testing and vaccination efforts.
Pitt adds 17 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 17 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor March 9, 2021
Pitt added 17 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 11 students and six employees, between last Friday and Monday, with 19 students currently in isolation.
A group of Pitt students launched VaccinatePA, a website that crowdsources vaccine availability data in Pennsylvania.

Pitt students help community navigate COVID-19 vaccine appointments

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer February 17, 2021
A group of Pitt students teamed up to launch vaccinatepa.org, a website that crowdsources vaccine availability data in Pennsylvania to allow people to find out where they can get a vaccine appointment more easily.
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